How is your professional reading coming? Mine has taken a big hit over the past few months. I find I am most inspired when I am reading a really good teaching book and have been putting it on the back burner for way to long. I have been keeping up with my monthly issues of Teaching Children Mathematics and a few of my favorite teaching blogs but haven't had my nose in a really good math book in almost 3 months! Last year, I read 14 professional books that I can remember and this year I am at 0. With that in mind, I am putting my professional reading on the top of my priority list. I think the end part of the school year is a great time to read a new book and try new things. It is the time of year I sometime struggle with finding the joy in teaching and it is easy to get bogged down in testing and administrative tasks. Reading a good book keeps me motivated! Chatting with all of you about what I am reading really keeps me motivated and pushes me to try what I am reading in the classroom.
I am happy to announce that I will be hosting a new book study starting in 2 weeks! I am going to be taking a look at Minds on Mathematics: Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8.
You can read more about the big ideas in this book here or read the introduction and chapter 1 here.
I will be posting on Saturday mornings.
Here is the posting schedule:
Hope you can join me on my journey to learn more about math workshop!